As indianmandarins had anticipated in its report dated October 17, 2016 Karnal Singh (IPS:1984:UT) has been appointed as the Director, Enforcement Directorate. He had been holding the additional charge of Director, ED since August 19, 2015. Further the additional charge was extended every months. Having confirmed as full-fledged chief of ED Karnal Singh will hold the office till the date of his superannuation i.e. August 31, 2017.
Appointment Committee of the Cabinet had approved Singh’s empanelment as Additional Secretary (Govt of India) last week. This had cleared the road-blok for the government to formally elevate Singh as Director, ED.
Weblink (October 17, 2016):-
Karnal Singh will shortly be confirmed as ED chief